Saturday, 15th July 12th International Mammalogical Congress

10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, 15th July
PCEC Courtyard

Come and join us for a 3 day, 2 night trip to view the northern sand dunes, lobster shacks, cave systems and offshore islands at Cervantes and Jurien Bay. This trip aims to showcase the semi-arid environment of the northern sandplains and coastal heathlands 2.5 hours north of Perth, and the fauna and flora that occur within a biodiversity hotspot for Western Australia. The trip is 3 days and includes 2 nights accommodation, and all breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Also included are offshore trips on a boat to view the Australian sealion colony off Jurien Bay, and a visit to Boullanger Island where the Department of Parks and Wildlife have been involved with the recovery of an endangered marsupial (the Dibbler) for several years. A rough itinerary (subject to weather and sea conditions) is:


Day 1

0900 Depart Perth

1030 Lancelin for coffee/Drink and a walk along the jetty

1230 Lobster Shack Tour and Lunch

1400 Pinnacles Tour drive and walk 

1700 Book into Accommodation, and dinner

Day 2

0900 Sea Lion and Island Tour 

1400 Lunch in Greenhead

1500 Sandy Cape Tour including Sandboarding (boards and fees included)

1800 Dinner

Day 3

0900 Stockyard Gully Caves tour

1230 Lunch in Jurien Bay

1400 Depart Jurien for Perth stopping at a coastal town along the way

*Itinerary Subject to weather, we reserve the rights to change without notice*


- Dinner on day 1 and 2

- Lunch on all days

- All park entry fees

- Coffee and refreshments at all stops

- Return Transport


Please note this tour is only available to those who have registered and paid for the tour. No last minute spots are available.

9:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday, 15th July
PCEC Courtyard

In this tour participants will travel to the South-West of Western Australia, to the Leschenault Peninsula, Bunbury and Busselton. Participants will engage in mammal trapping and spotting activities as well as tourist activities such as visiting the Busselton Jetty and the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury.

Notes for participants:

Accommodation is at the Leschenault Field Station, which is jointly managed by UWA and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Participants will need to bring sleeping bags and towels, as no linen is proved. Participants should bring sturdy shoes, long pants, warm clothes (it can be quite cold) and wet weather gear.


Day 1 - Saturday 15 July

9.00 am - Travel to Leschenault Field Station

11.00am - Arrive at Leschenault Field Station, unpack and early lunch

12.00-2pm - Set traps

2.30-6pm - Visit Leschenault Peninsula (local DPAW person to lead)

6.30pm - Dinner at field station (pizza)

8.00-11pm - Spotlight search for possums


Day 2 - Sunday 16 July

6.30 am - Breakfast

8.00-10.30am - Check traps

11.30-1pm - Bunbury (Dolphin Discovery Centre)

1.00 pm - Lunch

1.30-2.30 pm - Travel to Busselton

2.30-5.30 pm - Busselton (Jetty & Underwater observatory)

6.00 pm  - Dinner at local restaurant

7.30-9.30 pm - Visit to rope bridge and spotlight for more possums

9.30-10.30  - Travel back to Leschenault


Day 3 - Monday 17 July

7.00 am - Breakfast

8.30-11.30am - Check and collect traps

11.30-1pm - Lunch, pack and depart

3.00 pm  - Approximate arrival in Perth


Please note this tour is only available to those who have registered and paid for the tour. No last minute spots are available.